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RHUAL GARDEN, MOLD

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© Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey licence number 0100022206

NPRN 86655

Map Reference SJ26SW

Grid Reference SJ2203564861

Unitary (Local) Authority Flintshire

Old County Flintshire

Community Bagillt

Type of Site GARDEN

Broad Class GARDENS PARKS AND URBAN SPACES

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. Parklands & Gardens of Wales No:PGW(C)45
Associated with:
Rhual Mansion (Nprn36201.

2. Small landscape park created in late eighteenth or early nineteenth-century. Closer to the house is a rare survival of an unaltered seventeenth-century forecourt, with walls and alcoves decorated with contemporary ornamental iron plates and tulips. Also surviving is a seventeenth-century bowling green. Documentary evidence suggests that Stephen Switzer may have been responsible for some early eighteenth-century landscaping. Source: Cadw Register of Parks and Gardens in Wales. 2003.12.16/RCAHMW/SLE
RCAHMW AP94CS 1564-5
RCAHMW AP945167/45-6

3. This garden is depicted on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25-inch map of Flintshire XIII, sheet 7 (1899). Its main elements on that map include terrace, monuments, sunken garden, parterres, relict hedgelines, formal, carriage drive, walled garden, isolated geometric copses, woodland with vista paths, parkland, haw haw, woodland, pond, bee-boles, icehouse, bowling green and walk. C.H. Nicholas, RCAHMW, 16th August 2006.

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